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July 17, 2012

Dr. Anton Treuer to Appear on C-SPAN Book TV’s After Words

Filed under: Authors, History, MHS Author in the News, Native American — Alison Aten @ 1:19 pm

Anton Treuer Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask is off to Washington DC next week to record an episode on C-SPAN BOOK TV’s After Words program. Book TV’s signature program, After Words, is an interview program in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their material.

Dr. Treuer will be talking with Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of National Congress of American Indians. Stay tuned for updates on broadcast dates.

Click here to find the answers to the following questions from Anton Treuer’s book:

What is the future of Indian gaming?

Are all Indians rich from casinos?

How has casino gambling affected Indian communities?

What are naming ceremonies?

Why do Indians have long hair?

Should Leonard Peltier be freed?

Can white people dance at powwows?

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  1. Awesome for you,Dr. Treuer and Native people across the Americas. Your wisdom and knowledge and words are healing for us all. Continued blessings in all your endeavors.
    S.Cole, Saginaw/Chippewa Tribal member
    Michigan

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    Comment by Soaringeaglequay — July 21, 2012 @ 7:49 am

  2. Dr.Treuer; Thank you sir, for your good work with our people. Iam Cherokee, out of Indiana. I haved lived in California 35yrs give or take a few yrs. There are not many wood land Natives here. My oldest,when she was eight, told me “Indians were bad people”. I asked her were did she learn this. She said on TV. We can never have a genuine society, when white males can flagrantly refer to an entire group of people, by the colour of their skin via, a pro foot ball team (Washington Red*****). We Native Americans must change attitudes toward our selevs. We need to look out after, our selves as our Nations. I, stop being an Indian a long time ago. Look up the word Doc.Indian- a derivite of indiginous.It has nothing to,Our Native People. Its a white colonia lable. I have been lectured to, regularly by my 80yr old Cherokee Aunt, in Mich. About how, as Native Americans. To address our selves, in a proper maner. For us we are not only Native People, We are the First People. Thus from the great Sprit “The People”. So help if you could, lets move into the future, with new names for are people. Less Indians and more Natives and no Red Skins. If they want to call us rasist names. Let us show them what we want to be called. Yours Truly; Dana Chavis

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    Comment by Dana Chavis — September 17, 2012 @ 1:03 am

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